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NBC
Feb 16, 2013 6:30pm EST
the misfortunes of another prominent politician, former congressman jesse jackson jr. of chicago, who is charged with using campaign funds to finance an appetite for expensive jewelry, furs, and other luxury items. we get that story tonight from nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff. >> reporter: the day after former congressman jesse jackson jr. was charged with misusing campaign funds the downfall of the once rising political star has shaken his hometown of chicago. the level of theft on his part i find stunning. you have to learn from your mistakes. that's all. we pray for him. >> reporter: jackson was charged friday with diverting $750,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit including $43,000 for a gold plated rolex, nearly $19,000 for michael jackson memorabilia, $10,000 for bruce lee items, $5100 for fur capes and parkas, and $5,000 for a football signed by u.s. presidents. using campaign contributions for these kinds of personal expenditures is way over the line. you just can't do it. >> reporter: jackson's wife sandra was also charged with income tax evasion in th
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
>>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is facing federal charges. how much money prosecutors say he stole from his campaign and what he allegedly used money to buy. >> beyonce's second d.c. show sold out this morning in one minute, why experts say most fans never had a chance to get a ticket. >> later on the news edge dedicated fans camp out for days in the cold wet weather for a pair of shoes, why police want to be there when the shoes go on sale at 11:00. >> keep it right here. fox 5 news at 10:00 is coming right back.  >>> well, i bet you're one of these folks like me, dozens frustrated beyonce fans in the d.c. area tonight, they missed out on tickets to her first july concert. today they missed out on a chance to get tickets on the second july date when the tickets sold out in a matter of seconds. tonight they want to know how is that possible? fox 5's maureen umeh has the story. >> a lot of fans have been sounding off on our facebook and twitter pages calling for an investigation into ticketmaster and other places that sell tickets. they want to know how tickets w
CW
Feb 16, 2013 9:00pm CST
... the show of family support from outside rainbow push headquarters.. as santita and jonathan jackson spoke briefly about their brother jessie junior.. jonathon jackson/jesse jackson jr. brother the gravity has affected our family and we felt the impact of so many peoples prayers and were appreciative of everyone whos kept us in their prayers well keep them in ours as well the former second district congressman is charged with using campaign funds for personal items including furs... a 46-hundred dollar fedora once owned by michael jackson and a 5-thousand dollar football signed by two u-s presidents. he faces up to five years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine... his wife, former chicago alderman sandi jackson, who resigned last month, also faces prison time and fines... accused of understating the couples income on their tax returns for six years. the patriarch of the family, reverand jesse jackson, is in washington d-c this weekend to be with his son, who the family says is still undergoing medical care. jesse junior took leave from his congressional duties starting in june. wh
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 6:30pm EST
against former chicago congressman jesse jackson, jr. prosecutors say he spent three quarters of a million dollars in campaign money on himself. including furniture at his home in northwest washington. that's where nancy cordes is tonight. nancy? >> reporter: anthony, according to these court documents, jackson spent more than $9,000 on children's furniture for this house using campaign funds and that was one of the more mundane purchases. he has been charged with one count of conspiracy-- which is punishable by up to five years in prison. prosecutors paint 47-year-old jesse jackson, jr., as a profligate spender who used campaign donations to indulge frivolous and expensive whims. $43,000 on a gold-plated men's rolex watch. $5,000 on fur capes and parkas. and a long list of bruce lee and michael jackson memorabilia. including a $4,000 guitar and a $4,600 fedora. prosecutors say tens of thousands more went to pay down personal credit cards. jackson, jr., came to congress in 1995, the promising and personable son of a civil rights leader, the reverend jesse jackson. last summer, the congress
CW
Feb 15, 2013 9:00pm CST
>> inside jackson's capitol hill office today it's not the charges its the list could be more embarrassing for an ex congressman his former aldermen wife and one of chicago's once most prominent and influential political families, we knew this day was coming but a deal with prosecutors had been made. what i don't think anybody expected was the enormity ignore some of the bizarreness. the infamous $43,000 gold plated men's rolex but how about the $9,500 worth of children's furniture? or much worse... it looks like the server disliked that story there's a lot more on that list truly interesting items it steven from jesse jackson jr. today accepting full responsibility for what he calls the improper decisions and mistakes i have made a very similar statement from sandy jackson of by her lawyer who told me over the phone this afternoon: others of course calling it an immense blow or we should say another amends blow to the public's faith in their politicians particularly here in the state of illinois. cindy jackson charged with understating six years of the families taxes in what
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
it turned wrong for jesse jackson junior. today we learned he could spend almost five years in prison. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel joins you live. >> former congressman jesse jackson junior charged with illegally conspiring with his wife to spend $750,000 in campaign funds op personal expences. no plea deal announceed but in a statement, he said, "i offer no excuses for my conduct. i fully accept my responsibility for the improper decisions and the mistakes i made. prosecutors are expected to recommend a prison sentence of five years and fine of up to $so 0,000. the former rising star of the democratic party and man with huge name i.d. is accused of buying a gold $43,000 rolex watch, fur cape and parka and pem raabilia of famous people. michael jackson, mar tip luther king junior and ma'am control-x. charges are wire and mail fraud. his wife who had her open political career as chicago alderman had reached an agreement with prosecutors after being charged with filing false joint tax returns. sandra jackson served as her husband's campaign manager at different times. she re
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
charged former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. with misusing campaign money, spending $750,000 on personal luxuries. wbb mtv reports jackson signed a plea agreement with prosecutors. they've charged his wife with filing false income tax forms. an attorney for sandra jackson says she's signed a plea deal with prosecutors as well. mr. jackson has released a statement that says he offers no excuses for his conduct and he accepts responsibility for the mistakes he's made. >>> we could see some snow tonight and i'm here in the weather center with topper shutt. i understand you're breaking out the flake-o-meter. is that where we are now? it comes to this. >> i like that. right now we have rain showers, start with temps, very warm today. some spots hit 60 degrees. now temps are starting to tumble a bit. look back north and west, 28 in oakland, 37 in winchester, 50 downtown and now mid-50s pushed off to east across i-95 and into parts of anne arundel county and prince george's county. here's a look at the big view. this is all rain pushing through parts of the metro area just in ti
FOX News
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm PST
happens as the lawsuits have already begun as we mentioned. >>> from congressman to felony. jesse jackson junior, copping a plea on corruption charges. we're getting details in and up. h ] i took something for my sinus, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ breathes deeply ] ♪ oh, what a relief it is! [ angry gibberish ] tell me you have good insurance. yup, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate. really? i was afraid you'd have some cut-rate policy. nope, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance -- and you still get an allstate agent. i too have... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. [ normal voice ] same agent and everything. it's like we're connected. no we're not. yeah, we are. no, we're not. ♪ ask an allstate agent about the value plan. are you in good hands? and i'm here to tell homeowners that are 62 and older about a great way to
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 6:00am EST
is on tuesday. >>> jesse jackson, jr., the son of the civil rights leadser charged with misusing campaign funds and his wife, sandi jackson is charged with campaign fraud. the charges might be a surprise, the enormous amount of money involved is there. >> reporter: the justice department dropped the bomb today on once was chicago's powerful political couples. jealousy and sandi jackson. jesse diverted campaign cash to support a lavish lifestyle by his wife. both husband and wives agreed to the charges and hope for leniency in sentencing. sandi jackson's attorneys released this statement. >> i suspect also she will be basically throwing her future in the hands of a federal judge and hopefully, this judge will decide whether one or both or neither do time. >> instructor: since 2007, the jacksons filed false tax returns and campaign reports to conceal an outrageous personal spending habits for luxuries $582,000 in charges, $167,000 directly from the jackson congress' campaign fund. $40,000 for a watch and $10,000 in children's furniture. $5,000 for fur c
FOX News
Feb 16, 2013 1:00am EST
by a member of congress. former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandra have been charged in federal court with several felonies. prosecutors say the ones prominent political couple used campaign funds tore lavish, personal expenses. another way to say it, they were cheating and stealing. and both congressman jackson and his wife have agreed to plead guilty to the federal charges. john mccormick joins us. nice to see you. and they were stealing, cheating. and i'm curious, what are they charged with doing specifically? >> they are charged with taking nearly $1 million out of campaign funds and spending spet on personal expenses. very bizarre things, $40,000 on a gold rolex chart, $5,000 in parkas and capes. and he spent money on bruce lee and michael jackson paraphernalia. $5,000 on a michael jackson thing so it's bizarre expenditures on part of a former congressman. >> and there is jackson, how is she brought into this some. >> she is brought in because she misstated how much income they have had. >> called cheating. >> and this whole investigation was started off because of the 2008
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
officers. >>> former congressman jesse jackson junior's son, pleads guilty to federal charges tonight. he is accused of misusing three quarters of a million dollars in campaign funds. his wife sandra is charged separately. both signed plea deals. jackson will have to repay the funds and possibly spend time in prison. >>> controversy over a photo of a grammy nominated rapper with two maryland state police troopers. rap star 2 chainz was arrested on drug charges on his way to a concert. another questions the troopers conduct. kai jackson has more on the photo getting nationwide attention. >> reporter: today, the contents of the car 2 chainz was riding in got him arrested but a photo afterwards could be a problem for maryland state troopers. >> good morning. >> reporter: if you have never heard of rapper 2 chainz he got prime time exposure february 11th on 2 broke girls ♪ when i die, bury me inside the gucci stove ♪ ♪ >> he is not knew to the scene. he has been around since the 90s. >> reporter: he received no love on valentines day after
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
. the hearing will continue next week. jesse jackson is formally charged. >> the deadline for sequestration is march 1 but the airport is canceling an air show in may. >> will a new boardwalk in new jersey make it >> you're watching abc news at 6:00 on your side. >> he claims he was robbed in the district and went to police for help and now he is under arrest. jennifer donelan joins us live with a story that you will only see on 7. >> this was a bizarre caper indeed. a car load of suspects arrested after police tell us they drove here to the 6th district after the driver claimed he was being robbed. let's show you the video. we were there moments after the car went into the back parking lot and all three men jumped out of the car. the driver claiming he was being robbed by the other passengers. do you recall an incident where the suspects drive to you? >> i can't recall that but we're glad they paid us a visit. >> and that was jennifer donelan reporting. former congressman jesse jackson jr. has been formally charged where conspiracy by spending campaign funds
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >>> federal prosecutors today filed campaign finance charges against former chicago congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandi. jackson has admitted to using $750,000 in campaign money to buy personal items, including a rolex watch, mink coats, furniture and even a hat once worn by michael jackson. his wife signed a plea agreement, admitting to filing incorrect joint tax returns. jackson apologized for his actions in a statement today. he faces up to five years in prison. >>> valentine's day is a big one for romance, and getting engaged. but if you got a diamond ring this week and it came from costco, you might have been sold a bill of goods. the jeweler, tiffany & company sued costco yesterday for promoting some engagement rings as tiffany diamonds at a discount. but the jeweler says they have never allowed any of their products to be sold at costco. tiffany is seeking damages. no word yet on whether any happy couples are seeking refunds. we're back in a moment with a blast from the past and a major milestone this weekend. ♪ >>> the nbc television newsreel with paul ally, your commen
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
against jesse jackson jr. and his wife. at attorney for jackson's wife sandy reveals she has signed a deal agreeing to plead guilty to one count of tax fraud. jesse jackson jr. is charged with conspiring to -- among the items he's accused of buying including $23,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. saying he fully accepts responsibility for the improper decisions and mistakes he has made. >>> tonight there's been an arrest after an explosion inside a fairfax county subshop. officers have arrested 25-year-old horace thompson. they arrested him as he left the washington burn center last night. he is now facing charges of arson and malicious wounding because of that explosion inside a deli on route 1 in reportlord virginia last week. >>> three men have been arrested for the late-night string of car vandalisms in fairfax county. they're accused of steals ipods, sunglasses, gps units, and loose change. police say they broke the windows of every vehicle that they got into. anonymous tips led police to the suspects. they're facing a number of charges now, including felony and misdemeanor charges.
CBS
Feb 25, 2013 11:00pm EST
, better maryland. >> reporter: it's located in west baltimore. jackson says it's falling apart. >> you see the vents. you have some that work, some that do not work. >> reporter: in fact, the baltimore education coalition says it has a bold, long-range plan for city schools. $1billion is the estimate of the amount needed to renovate 65 schools. perhaps a harder sell will be the political will needed from the governor and lawmakers. >> when confetti falls on the last day of the session, we will have a deal for baltimore schools. >> we really need to make some improvements in city schools. >> reporter: something has to be done about the condition of city schools. they say if not, it will be the students in the long run who suffer. >> we recognize that our children deserve the best and if they're going to be learn, they have to be in facilities that are ready for learning. >> reporter: jackson school is a prime example of the delaptation plaguing some city schools. >> i think they should, but i don't know if they will. >> reporter: their plan i
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
prosecutors charged jesse jackson jr. with fraud and conspiracy saying the former representative and his wife used campaign money for personal expenses, spending reportedly close to $750,000, a rolex watch purchased and michael jackson memorabilia, both expected to plead guilty. >>> olympian oscar pistorius crying in a south africa courtroom today. prosecutors plan to charge the double amputee with premeditated murder. he's accused of shooting his girl friend in his home. if convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. he was the first double amputee to compete in the olympic games. >>> what would you do for these sneakers? they come in limited numbers and very hard to get. in some cases they have sparked violence, but as matt ackland reports, local law enforcement agencies are prepared this time around. >> the game is the game until it isn't. >> tomorrow is the biggest day. >> reporter: it's almost here, just a few hours left to wait. some of these guys have been waiting in the cold and wet weather out in front of the mall at prince george's since monday, all of it for an expen
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
. >>> federal prosecutors have charged the former u.s. representative jesse jackson jr. and his wife sandy. the ex-congressman is charged with spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal expenses. and his wife is charged with one count of filing false federal income tax returns from 2006 to 2011. jackson jr. said that he fully accepts responsibility. >>> well a new report says that d.c. is more diverse than what they used to be, but >>> 10% of the adult of the d.c. residence are self- identified as lesbian, gay, transgender, the highest in the nation. only d.c. and hawaii were above a%. 3.3% of maryland at the 2.9% identified themselves as being a part of the lbgb community. >>> well, a pair of brand new jordans are expected to be released tomorrow and they want to make sure to control all those wild crowds. you know how it gets when those shoes come out. police are working with the retailers to ensure safety for the first district commander. in the past cops found out about the sneaker releases after the fact and that's when there was trouble. police say that store owners are giving t
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
months. >>> medical experts are keeping an eye on jesse jackson, jr. that is word from his father. his son is under strict medical supervision after he agreed last week to guilty to conspiracy. the younger jackson could face several years in prison for pocketing three-quarters of a million in campaign donations and spending it on a 43,000 rolex watch and fur and michael jackson's fedora. he and his wife are scheduled to appear at a court hearing on wednesday. reverend jackson says the stress of his legal problems is only adding to his struggle for a bipolar disorder. >> the venezuela president hugo chavez is reportedly back home following months of treatment for cancer. he announced his return on twitter and the media haven't shown any of him in public. so is this legit? plus more meteors light up the sky. where people saw the latest one and see what scientists have to say about all this activity. why so often and why now? that is ahead from the journalists at fox news, on this presidents' day, fox report. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male annou
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 5:00am PST
political career. the lavish items jesse jackson jr. admits he and his wife bought with campaign funds. also marin county gets a piece of military machinery we are used to seeing in war zones. why the sheriff says it's a necessity. >> former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife face potential prison terms after they admit to plead guilty to spending $27,000 in campaign funds on themselves. they bought furs, a gold watch and a hat once owned by michael jackson. it's not clear how much prison time they can serve when they are sentenced in a few months. legal experts predict jackson jr. would likely serve at least a few years as breach of a public trust while his wife sandy would serve maybe only a few months for filing a false tax return. >>> the marin county sheriff's department is buying an armored vehicle to use in response to everything from crutch to snipers. but is it a wise use of homeland security funding or a waste of money. not everyone agrees. we have the story. >>> the bear cat g3 rescue vehicle can be stand explosive blasts and 50 caliber gunfire. but can it take an
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 6:00am PST
up, the lavish items jesse jackson junior he and his wife bought with campaign funds. also marin county gets a piece of military machinery that we are used to seeing in war zones. why the sheriff says it's a why the sheriff says it's a necessity. [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up, the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> olympic blade runner oscar pistorius is said to be on suicide watch as he awaits tuesday's court appearance for the murder of his model girlfriend at his south african home. family members say he's numb with shock and grief after making a tearful appearance this court yesterday. they strongly refute the allegation of first-degree murder burks refuse to elaborate on that. pistorius remains in jail while prosecut
KICU
Feb 15, 2013 11:30pm PST
2:00 in morning just follow them at palo alto police, maureen naylor. >>> jesse jackson jr. and his wife have agreed to plead guilty to misuse of campaign funds. federal officials say jackson used $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. including a $43,000 gold rolex watch. jackson says he has accepted responsibility for his mistakes. both he and his wife could be sentenced to prison. he is the son of civil rights leader jesse jackson. >>> los angeles cardinal roger mahoney is headed to rome to select the next pope but not before being deposed on a child molestation case. the deposition is the first since the archdiocese released thousands of pages of pages of personnel file. mahoney and other officials hid allegations against priests to protect the catholic church. >>> the air bus will stop using lithium batteries in their jets. instead air bus will use a traditional battery in its new passenger jet the a350. >>> in news of the world, in south africa olympic athlete broke down loudly as he was charge with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend. the double amputee spri
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
jackson jr. and his wife have agreed to plead guilty to misuse of campaign funds. federal officials say jackson used $750,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. including a $43,000 gold rolex watch. jackson says he has accepted responsibility for his mistakes. both he and his wife could be sentenced to prison. he is the son of civil rights leader jesse jackson. >>> los angeles cardinal roger mahoney is headed to rome to select the next pope but not before being deposed on a child molestation case. the deposition is the first since the archdiocese released thousands of pages of pages of personnel file. mahoney and other officials hid allegations against priests to protect the catholic church. >>> the air bus will stop using lithium batteries in their jets. instead air bus will use a traditional battery in its new passenger jet the a350. >>> in news of the world, in south africa olympic athlete broke down loudly as he was charge with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend. the double amputee sprinter did not enter a plea. his family disputed the murder charge in the strongest te
CBS
Feb 26, 2013 6:00am EST
, better maryland. >> phillipe jackson is the principal of gilmore elementary school in baltimore and he says it's falling apart. >> you see the vents, you have some that work, some that does not work. >> in fact the baltimore education coalition says it has a bold long range plan. $1 billion is the estimate for the amount needed to renovate 65 schools, perhaps the harder sell will be the political will needed from the governor and lawmakers. >> when the confetti falls on the last day of the session, we will have a deal for baltimore schools. >> we really need to make some improvements in baltimore city schools. >> we recognize that our children deserve the best and if they're going to learn they've got to be in facilities ready for learning. >> jackson's school is a prime example and gilmore elementary is on the list to be renovated if it can make it that far. >> do you think people will come up with the money? >> reporter: the governor has expressed interest in the concept but has not thrown his support behind the this legislation. i'm mike schuh re
CW
Feb 18, 2013 9:00pm CST
closely. the primary is one week away. jesse jackson jr. should appear in court sometime this week. as for jesse jackson junior his father says he's feeling indescribably hurt and is under tight medical supervision. the reverend jesse jackson released a statement today about his son the former congressman. he says jesse junior's legal woes have compounded his struggle with bipolar disorder. the reverend jackson asks for prayers for his son and family. jesse junior is expected to plead guilty to misusing campaign funds. his wife sandi is expected to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. will he, or won't he? get a new trial that is. drew peterson, the man in prison for murdering his wife, will make one last ditch effort to have his murder conviction thrown out tomorrow. it is very difficult in any case to get a new trial. generally they are disfavored by judges and generally you do not get them. drew pederson was convicted of drowning his wife in 2004. tuesday his attorney will try to convince a judge that the trial was botched when the former attorney called the divorce attor
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
political career. lavish items jesse jackson, jr. he and his wife admits he bought with campaign funds. and piece of military machinery that we are used >> katie: oscar pistorius is said to be on suicide watch for the model of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. they are gathering evidence from his sprawling home. from south africa with the latest. >> once proud olympian weeped as the judge announced that he would be charged with premeditated murder. police say that cover model girlfriend was shot four times through a bathroom door with a .9 millimeter pistol. major newspapers report the first neighbor on the scene found pistorius trying to revive reeva steenkamp. >> they say he mistook the girlfriend for an intluider. they issued a statement the alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms. nicknamed the blade runner, he was the first double amputee to compete at the olympics and an inspiration around the world. fans say they believe the shooting must have been a horrific accident. ex-girlfriend tweets, i have dated oscar on and off for five years. not once has he ever lifted a finge
CBS
Feb 16, 2013 1:35am PST
came pouring in, about a streak of light over the bay area tonight. kpix 5's david jackson saw it with his own eyes. he'll describe it in a minute. but first, christin ayers talked to astronomers tonight. christin? >> reporter: that's right. scientists tell me tonight that the streak they saw across the sky was like lie what's called a small sporadic meteor. that means it was not part of a larger meteor shower. report started coming in at 7:42 this evening. people calling in at kpix 5 to tell us they saw it. the american meteor society had at least 20 reports on it website. and they said it was seen all across the west coast, from seattle all the way down to big sur. lots of those reports pouring in all evening. astronomers are telling us these types of meteors are not all that uncommon, but the fact that the asteroid happened in russia simply has more people watching the skies tonight. and kpix 5 reporter david jackson joining us now. you saw it with your own eyes? >> reporter: i sure did, christin. it was mighty bright. i've seen p
NBC
Feb 16, 2013 9:00am EST
on the back from president obama. her name is janice jackson. she has a way of motivating everyone around her. >> it's not every day you get an invitation to the white house. it's not every day you meet someone like janice jackson. the nation's second highest in honor. >> recognized by the pledges he is doing. he told me i looked pretty today. i told him you look pretty also. i didn't know what to say. i was in ah. awe. >> janice jackson was singled out by a nonprofit that empowers women with disabilities. women embracing abilities now or wean. this moment took 29 years of over coming personal adversity. at 24 janice was hit by a car and paralyzed. if she was lucky she would move her shoulders. >> as she recovered and regained her strength she resolved to give that strength to others in need. this dine mow is a professor at the university of baltimore a cover girl model and wean's engine. the group has helped more than 1,000 newly disabled women learn how to be and feel like women again. >> she needs to shine not your limitations. selfless, courageous, committed to public service the presiden
CW
Feb 15, 2013 12:00pm CST
my story. reporting that a former congressman jesse jackson jr. conspired with his wife sandy to legally spend $750,000 in campaign funds. other expenses include a $43,000 watched home renovations, fur coats, several other big purchases. prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence between 46-57 months for jackson. a fine of up to $100,000. a plea agreement could come sometime today. a source close to the case also tells that sandy jackson is expected to plead guilty to tax offense. both of them recently resigned from office. a court in south africa has postponed a bail hearing for olympian oscar pistorius. he faces murder charges in the shooting death of his girlfriend, model reeva steenkamp, at his home early yesterday morning. pistorius broke down in tears in court today. police say they are now discounting reports that she may have been mistaken for an intruder. the prosecution said it will bring a charge of premeditated murder. pistorius' agent says his client denies murdering steenkamp. pistorius is due back in court on tuesday. he made history last year as the first d
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
the front lines. former representative jesse jackson jr. has reached a plea deal with federal routers. as part of the deal jackson admits to a felony count of misusing campaign funds. prosecutors say jason and his wife spent $750,000 in campaign money to pay for personal lux y luxuries including a $4,600 michael jackson fedora and other memorabilia. jackson will have to pay back hundreds of thousands and jail time will be up to a judge. jackson's wife has been charged with filing false tax returns. >>> walmart shares fell 2% after a report claimed executives were concerned about sales. according to a bloomberg story walmart executives in internal e-mails expressed concerns february sales have been hurt by the expiration of the payroll tax cut. walmart tells "outfront" like any organization they have internal communications that are not entirely accurate, that lack proper context and represent individual opinions. but you know what? there could be truth in it. beyond walmart, economists we spoke to are concerned about the expiration of the payroll tax cut. they say consumers are start
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
for politics. place for politics. >>> well, this is a sad story. we learned today jesse jackson, jr. is being charged with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses. jackson allegedly conspired to spend $750,000 in campaign funds. sources tell politico those expenses are said to include a $43,000 rolex, home renovations and fur coats among other things. jackson issued a statement this afternoon saying he fully accepts responsibility for his mistakes. politico says prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 and 57 months and he had a career ready to go. jackson's wife also pled guilty to one count of tax fraud. i guess this is all a plea bargain. we'll be right back. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] i guess this is all a plea whe? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nom
FOX News
Feb 18, 2013 10:00am PST
in country music, george strait, tim mcgraw and alan jackson and keith urban, blessings to all of mindy mccready's family today, very sad indeed. >> from carrie underwood, i grew up listening to mindy mccready, so sad for her family tonight, many prayers are going out to him. >> the band rascal flats tweeting, mindy you will be missed dear, our prayers are with your boys and your family. mindy lived in kiefer springs arkansas about 60 miles north of little rock. megyn. >> megyn: gone too soon. casey, thanks. >> reporter: yeah. >> megyn: weeks after the senate reached a bipartisan proposal on immigration, the white house floats its own plan and apparently, leaks it to the media over the weekend. senator rand paul says that proves that the white house is trying to torpedo reform, not help it along. fair and balanced debate on that right after this break. and the british tv series "downton abbey" about an aristocratic family garners a lot of attention on this side of the pond. this show is huge, not just in great britain, but here in america. and stu varney talks about why americans are s
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 1:40am PST
of michael jackson's immediate family. you're not going to believe this one. >> 16 years old by the way. >>> later on one mother in her special delivery. two separate sets of twins. who are these boys and why are they so rare? you're watching "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by lunesta. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsiness. ask you
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